The 408 from Paul Reed Smith is hands down one of the most versatile guitars we carry. With the incredibly hifi sounding pickups and switching options PRS has chosen for this model, there is virtually no limit to the tones you can dial in on this beauty. This particular 408 is very lively with plenty of snap as well as a staggering amount of string separation when playing complex chords. This one is topped with a stunning, tightly grained 10-Top and also features a unique Honduran rosewood fretboard and headstock veneer. This 408 is a blast to experience! This is one of those guitars that suck you in and before you know it a few hours have passed. The same thing happened when we had Daniel Donato take it for a spin in our shop recently. Check out the video!
Serial # - 18 248757
Weight - 8lbs 2oz
PRS 408 pickups were designed to extend the guitar’s tonal spectrum by narrowing the field of the bass pickup to increase its focus and widening the field of the treble pickup to increase its sound field (hence their asymmetric appearance). This pickup configuration (comprised of four coils and offering eight sounds) stems back to Paul’s experimentation on the Sorcerer’s Apprentice guitars in the early 1980’s. Thanks to the simple but versatile switching system featuring mini-toggle switches that provide numerous combinations of humbucking and singlecoil tones, the 408 provides stunning articulation and musical clarity.